Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to creat an art study everyday for a year. Welcome to day 15.
Bea posted her challenge study this morning–early. She’s moving further into abstraction with her black and white photography. For me, yesterday’s study done in her studio provided significant entertainment when I queried my friends and family about what they saw in the abstract study. I got “Ninja Turtles” (2), “a turtle,” “a bird,” and “nothing.” The Where’s Waldo-ness of it all created a curiosity and playfulness that I thought was a great by-product of the doing.
Over the last day, I’ve thought about the study and started to wrestle with the design problems that awaited if I chose to bring anything more clearly out of the jumble of color, line, and texture. I pulled the original into SKETCHES, an digital painting/drawing program, and began to apply transluscent layers of watercolor to drop elements back and unify certain color fields. I saw a peacock’s head extending into its shoulder and wing. The eye of background feathers emerged in the back. Here’s what happened– the peacock emerged.